Recycle Utah

Recycle Utah

Ships and semi-trucks bring foods from all over the world, but what if your next meal was limited to only what is available within 100 miles?

Recycle Utah is holding their 3rd annual 100-mile meal on August 11. The event menu features ingredients exclusively sourced from farms within a 100-mile radius of the Recycling Center in Park City.  Recycle Utah’s executive director, Carolyn Wawra, spoke with KPCW.

As China is accepting less recycling items from the U.S. the cost of recycling has increased. So much so that some areas in the U.S., are considering cutting curbside recycling.

Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District that serves Salt Lake County is one of those that is seriously considering getting rid of curbside recycling.

Summit County Solid Waste Superintendent Tim Loveday says the county will still be able to provide curbside recycling, at least for now.

Director of Recycle Utah Carolyn Wawra is happy to announce that the center is now able to recycle styrofoam again.

Wawra says that they had issues with the machine. Styrofoam is one of the more expensive items to process at the center.

The type of styrofoam that holds food does not work with their machine.

“It’s a different kind of material that’s meant to handle heat like a hot coffee cup, and it’s not processible with us” Explains Wawra “Try bringing your own coffee cup or even to-go-box when you go out to eat.”

Doing a summer update to your home? Recycle Utah has a warehouse thrift store with furniture, building supplies, housewares, and more. Stop by the center between 8 AM and 5:30 PM, Monday through Saturday, to shop or drop off donated items. For more info, contact Recycle Utah, your non-profit recycling center, at 435-649-9698 or visit

Two community park events are taking place together this weekend. The "Pride in Your Park" cleanup and Arbor Day tree planting. David Boyle has more:

With spring comes spring cleaning, and Recycle Utah has plenty of events to help you. David Boyle has this:

Recycling Center In Park City Is Busier Than Ever

Feb 21, 2018

Recycle Utah finished up 2017 with another big year.  Thousands of tons of paper, electronics, aluminum and plastic were hauled away from the facility on Woodbine Way.  Carolyn Murray has this:

This Green Earth - January 9, 2018

Jan 9, 2018

As this year began, China banned the importing of 24 different materials considered recyclables. What are these materials? How will this ban effect U.S. recycling markets? And who might replace China as the leader in reprocessing our paper, plastic and metal?  Nell and Chris speak with Reece Demille of Republic Services and Carolyn Wawra of Recycle Utah about how the ban will affect their recycling businesses, and what you can do to help.

Recycle Utah Hoping For a New Home Soon

Aug 15, 2017
Recycle Utah

Recycle Utah continues to look for a new home and it’s likely it’ll move to a location somewhere in the County.  Their current location on Woodbine Way is part of the newly established Bonanza Arts and Cultural District.   Carolyn Murray has this: website photo

Park City announced plans to adopt a municipal transient room tax and use the revenues to build a city arts and culture center in the Bonanza Business district.  This kind of tax has never been done in Park City until now. Carolyn Murray has this story: